Platinum Stars capture Bafana Bafana midfielder

Platinum Stars capture Bafana Bafana midfielder
Lehlogonolo Masalesa of South Africa during 2017 Cosafa Castle Cup

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Jul 27, 2017. 13:00

Platinum Stars have completed the signing of Bafana Bafana midfielder Lehlogonolo Masalesa on a three year deal on Tuesday.

Known as Vieira in football, the tall midfielder rejoins the club as he started out his career in Rustenburg before moving to Orlando Pirates via Bidvest Wits.

The former Buccaneers enforcer impressed Dikwena during the recent 2017 COSAFA Cup held in Rustenburg as he captained Bafana.

“We are very excited as a club to have landed his signature. It’s a big signing for us,” said general manager, Senzo Mazingiza.

“We needed to replace that situation in the midfield so we think that Vieira with his experience will be able to just pluck into that position. It was not an easy signing to do. It took a lot of convincing and lobbying.

“I am glad he is coming back home. Vieira was part of our team before going to Orlando Pirates. He comes back with a lot of experience. I am sure he will do well for us.

“Vieira is very young. One of the things we needed to look at is to refresh the team so that the players we have can take us further and that they still have legs to run and be able to carry the team.

“As young as he is, he has got lots of experience, played overseas and played for Pirates one of the biggest teams in Africa. He was part of the squad that played until the finals of CAF Champions League in Cairo.”

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